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Prudential increases 2012 interim dividend by 15.8%

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Prudential increases 2012 interim dividend by 15.8%

PRUDENTIAL PLC 2013 HALF YEAR RESULTS

STRONG PERFORMANCE WITH FOUR OUT OF SIX 2013 'Growth and Cash' objectives NOW ACHIEVED

Performance Highlights:

IFRS operating profit of £1,415 million, up 22 per cent

EEV new business profit of £1,268 million, up 11 per cent

Net remittances from business units up 16 per cent to £844 million

Jackson IFRS operating profit of £582 million, up 32 per cent

M&G delivers record IFRS operating profit of £204 million, up 17 per cent

'Growth and Cash' Objectives:

Asia IFRS operating profit of £512 million, up 18 per cent

Asia EEV new business profit of £659 million, up 20 per cent

Asia net cash remittance of £190 million, up 51 per cent

Jackson cash remittance of £294 million exceeds 2013 full-year cash objective of £260 million

Cumulative net remittances to Group of £4.1 billion exceed 2013 objective of £3.8 billion

Capital & Dividend:

Underlying free surplus generation1 of £1.5 billion (before investment in new business), up 11 per cent

EEV shareholders' funds of £24.5 billion, up 9 per cent, equivalent to 958 pence per share

IFRS shareholders' funds of £9.6 billion, down 7 per cent3 

Insurance Groups Directive (IGD) capital surplus estimated at £3.9 billion; solvency requirements covered 2.3 times

2013 interim dividend increased by 15.8 per cent to 9.73 pence per share

Commenting on the results, Tidjane Thiam, Group Chief Executive, said:

"Prudential has produced a strong performance across our key financial metrics of IFRS operating profit, new business profit and cash during the first six months of 2013. Our focus on meeting the needs of our customers with well-designed products, on executing our strategy with discipline and on managing risk effectively has continued to allow us to deliver profitable growth and to generate increasing levels of cash.

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